e-democracy [English]

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Other Definitions

  • Wikipedia (†387 s.v. e-democracy): E-democracy, or internet democracy, incorporates 21st-century information and communications technology to promote democracy. That means a form of government in which all adult citizens are presumed to be eligible to participate equally in the proposal, development, and creation of laws.[Jafarkarimi, Sim, Saadatdoost, Hee, 2014] E-democracy encompasses social, economic and cultural conditions that enable the free and equal practice of political self-determination.


  • Macintosh, 2004 (†493 p.1): “We take as our definition of e-democracy, the use of ICT to support the democratic decision-making processes.” (†756)
  • Watson and Mundy, 2001 (†495 p. 27): “The goal of electronic democracy is to deploy information technology to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of democracy.” (†757)